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Sermon Series The Family of God (emphasis on the church being a family)

 

TITLE: Children have an Impact (2 of 10)

TEXT: Matthew 18:1-6

PROPOSITION: We have much to learn from small children.

QUESTION: Which?

KEY WORD: Traits

SCRIPTURE READING: Same

INTRODUCTION:

  1. Children are able to model for us many traits.
  2. The have impact on us in (at least) the following ways:

 

Humble

  1. 1 Peter 5:8 Be clothed with humility
  2. James 4:6 God gives grace to the humble

 

Honesty

  1. Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly as in the day
  2. Children can be brutally honest at times

 

Teachable

  1. Matthew 13:15 Dull of hearing, eyes have closed
  2. Children learn quickly memorize and retain

 

Trustful

  1. Isaiah 26:3-4 Trust in the Lord forever

 

Sympathetic

  1. Romans 12:15 Weep with those that weep
  2. Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted

 

Obedient

  1. 1 Samuel 15:22 Better to obey than sacrifice
  2. Romans 6:17 Obeyed from the heart form of doctrine

 

Loving

  1. John 13:34-35 By this shall all men know that you are my disciples
  2. Children will hug give you sugar

 

Dependent

  1. Matthew 6:17 Give us this day our daily bread
  2. 2 Corinthians 3:5 Our sufficiency is from God

 

Hold no Grudge

  1. Leviticus 19:18 You shall not bear any grudge
  2. James 5:9 Grudge not one against another

 

Imitators

  1. 1 Corinthians 11:1 Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ
  2. Matthew 5:16 Let your light shine before me


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